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police in finland say they now believe the friday stabbing attack which left two dead was an act of terrorism the main suspect is said to be an eighteen year old moroccan asylum seeker. i i. i mass protests a scene in barcelona after twin terror attacks there this is the state killing fourteen and injuring hundreds more also to come. we didn't get any benefit from the u.s. target civilian house but we don't target. store progress and increasing casualties
donald trump fails to decide on a new strategy for america's longest running conflict. but i welcome you watching our international just turned four o'clock in moscow and our top story this afternoon police in finland have confirmed they are treating its terrorism friday's mass stabbing which left two people dead four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack while a teenager suspected of carrying out the stabbing is also being detained he's an eighteen year old moroccan previously known to the authorities will. be joined by journalist. in the city of to where the attacks happened good afternoon. i understand that a police press conference has just finished what was said there. good afternoon
that's correct but finish polish just had a press conference and it ended some half an hour ago very interesting details had been revealed about this terrorist attack here into a cool for example the police considers the possibility that the american eighteen year model can asylum seeker had to be purposefully targeting the main saw it seems there is also there is a radical islamic. action which we have to be the syrian to record that's what. researchers the saide police also said that they are looking into the group of six moroccan possibly asylum seekers all of them. the suspect the perpetrator who committed the the stop being yesterday killed two people and wounded eight others. in a hospital in intensive care before other asylum seekers had been arrested
overnight and the van hoosen is song where at large possibly in europe so finnish police go pretty close together with the international police force with in support we also heard from the police that they have to be very careful we'd. i.d.'s what they have about this crime and the very fact that the perpetrator targeted been something that we did not know how the police established death. id but did two hundred men actually got to who indeed because they jumped in to protect the we mean close to death so the only two people who indeed the two people two wounded that i'm sorry jumped in to stop the stop being action we also heard that there are two finnish people who died in this starving and three
fluorine urse one it's holly and a university researcher. and one swedish person who all these three are still in hospital and a tear is there a clear picture then of exactly what happened yesterday does it impair that it was an attack that just came out of the blue on the street into. the police had given decide that they think that this was a planned action. this was not just out of the blue so more details they did not disclose during the press conference but they clearly think that this action what will have to be this yesterday had to. resort to two people dying on the streets of newark who had been very well planned and carried out the brutality. ok telefunken very much for now that was a local journalist there in turkey where that attack took place in finland thank
you. meanwhile protests ruptured in the spanish city of barcelona in the wake of this week's twin terror attacks there which left fourteen people dead and injured over a hundred and he slammed demonstrators clashed with groups who had turned out to oppose them. i . was. i. i for the fighting broke out on last ramblers the street where a van plowed into crowds but estranges on thursday evening meanwhile with tensions running high there over how to respond to the terror threat stories are also emerging about how some of the victims of the attacks had already been affected by extremism in the past chris pauley here was one of them he had already survived the
manchester bombing also another person survivor julie monaco the past loner attack was her third brush with terrorism would you believe a partridge spoke to scott ath ran whose family was also caught in two attacks. what happened here in the heart of boss alone not affected hundreds of people their relatives parents their loved ones but what's perhaps even more tragic is that this also affected members of one particular family we spoke to a man who was caught up in the attack here on the roundabout on thursday while his niece survived the hardest hit areas such as city looking twenty fifteen and about to crash this. was painfully familiar you knew immediately what what was going on i was just getting people's reactions but it was strange because no one was asking why any of this had happened no one in the morning started listening to the politicians and
the reporters on t.v. tell us the same platitudes and of course they they tore into one another blaming one another for why everyone was clueless about something everyone knew was going to happen before him. i've been working in these immigrant communities and i've been working on jihadi networks all across europe and i thought immediately that it's most likely a moroccan network was interesting because isis had always use spain as this principal. jumping off point for getting recruits into turkey and syria and the question for me is while isis was in control the attacks were fairly local laws but now i ask myself if these networks are starting to pick up on on their own and whether they'll become just more widespread in the arctic or across europe.
yes the fruit seller across from the bar in mumbai in brussels what's going on he knew a hell of a lot more that was going on than the police but no one seems to be engaged in understanding why. what is going on in these networks for security cameras also capture the moment van sped past the shop and asked around in barcelona pedestrian seen here trying desperately to get out of its path islamic state later claimed responsibility for the atrocities in discussing it a bit more now we're joined by hugo he done of in the. years a hello there again horrifying attacks in spain this week the likes of which the country hasn't seen for over a decade well indeed we do know that i saw the house claimed responsibility for the attack in barcelona when it comes to finland we don't know who the perpetrator is who's behind who masterminded the attack yet but i mean seemingly both sprain and finland have been sort of off the radar when it came to terrorist attacks when it's
been the case of spain the previous case of jihadi terrorism that the country was hit with was back in two thousand and four and i'm talking about the maghreb bombings of course and the latest events seem to have put both these countries back on the list of the already many places that have been hit by the latest wave of jihadi terrorism here's how the interior minister of spain described the situation . but i thought our hearts were broken by the attacks in paris nice berlin stockholm manchester london and other cities these days unfortunately the wave of international terrorism is brutally hitting us turning barcelona and campbell's into the latest scenes of terrorist injustice. so we know that islamic state of claimed the attacks in spain but for some spain was an unlikely target wasn't it exactly because spain is not really when it comes to foreign interventions spain has never been on the front lines like spain has always been
more in a humanitarian side of the conflict like it does the country does have roughly three hundred troops stationed in iraq but that's pretty much it when it comes to finland by the way to see the number is even smaller than that both countries have been delivering humanitarian aid both to iraq and syria but there was. pretty much it so so would put this doesn't align and with the book very bald line i should say is that there is in no save haven from islamic terrorism i'm talking mostly about spain of course right now there is no elaborate elaborate logic to islamic terrorism it just terrorists just look for the weakest link in the chain so to speak and if they can hit a country they will no matter what the foreign policy is so really terrorists minded the friend or foe situation is no conundrum at all it's like are you with us and if the answer to that question is no then you're the target ok thank you god she done a fair. well we spoke to counterterrorism experts
a low day when he says that the authorities and the muslim community must take a tougher stance on extremism. there is no doubt in my mind we are now going into a new phase of extremism you know being carried out by islamic jihadist i think we need to change our narrative doing which we put these individuals need to be much tougher with them we need to and make them understand humor is not absolute u. conn's to equate to moscato equity with clean hands and this individuals who know get away with this barbaric act that they're carrying out but if we need to start becoming more aware there is more that could be done by the muslim community in trying to reign some of the individuals that are being vulnerable to extremism or reporting them to security agencies to the muslim community a factor you know seen to know this kind of action is not a scepter will individuals involved in the appearance should be walking out to know
to their kids who are carrying out these acts. in other news now donald trump's chief strategist steve bannon has left the white house see even before dawn took office banham is seen as a key figure in his team however he spent only six months as the president's chief strategist a white house statement explained the decision for balance departure as a mutual one will now return to being the executive chairman of breitbart news one commentator we spoke to damage though that ban unsexy it will help trump in the long run. and it is the one guy in the white house that the deplorable like they know him they like him they admire him and the fact that he's been hated by the media and hated by all the lefties is just the. icing on the cake for these people they will if they like him the fact that he's being at that bennett is being attacked raises him in their in their. steam so the fact that trump fired him
will hurt trump it's going to i think the white house polling is going to show him after this sinks into everybody that it's hurt him with his own base it's not something he going to ford by the way does from a political standpoint well bannon is the latest in a long list of losses in trump and experts we spoke to think that the white house establishment is just pushing at to try to challenge them. trump is still determined to fight unregulated globalism to preserve the constitution of this country to reform the vast excesses in spending in our government spend six trillion dollars a year all governments inside the united states just on government six trillion dollars is an awful lot of money to be spending on government and he and he embedded others were trying to change that but they came up against i think some globalists. meanwhile protesters in the u.s. capitol have pulled red paint over statue of a confederate military officer and the demanding that it be taken down the monument
represents officer albert pike and is located in did you shoot in washington scuffles broke out next to the statue when several men claimed to be journalists argued the protest is the issue of racially divisive more humans is playing out across the country after the unrest in the city of charlottesville a week ago. the new york subway tiles at times square station will now be able to see to their resemblance of the confederate flag. these are not confederate flags it is a design based on jus metric forms that represent the crossroads of the world and to avoid absolutely any confusion we will modify them to make that absolutely crystal clear of these kind of open reports now from new york on the controversy which has brought america's historical figures to the forefront not long ago we were out here on the streets of new york asking people if they thought that every monument to a slave owner should be demolished even if their founding fathers. did
they stop madison avenue. and rename it you know i think it's fine so if one person is the football that will be the city you'd be a good idea to take it to. anything that's owned by a slave owner should be changed yeah it should be washington to go to war to defend slavery and i think concepts is very important even though we didn't expect people to want to tear down monuments to figures that are almost sacred in american history like george washington or thomas jefferson the idea now seems to be gaining momentum he wasn't protecting my freedom i wasn't someone who my ancestors weren't deemed human beings to him and so to me i don't care if it's a george washington statue or a thomas jefferson statue or robert e. re statue they all need to calm down and if those two aren't enough for you how about we try let's blow up mt rushmore that was actually the title of an article
from vice media before they changed it to something a little less insatiable but the point was pretty much the same now it's certainly true that george washington and thomas jefferson owned slaves mr president look i think the issue was that you and robert e. lee both owned slaves. that was about. that was wrong but if you want talk about owning slaves you should talk about thomas jefferson whoa. abraham lincoln certainly did not own slaves he was always an outspoken opponent of slavery which he ended up abolishing in the context of a civil war now you would think he wouldn't be a target for anger but the people who did this certainly think he is going to launch a full scale war against history he's probably expect that there's going to be collateral damage.
from. this type of actions should have been taken then perhaps fifty years ago with the civil rights movement this is whole situation has been created by certain media outlets like for example c.n.n. that they have you know pushed down on the narrative on the fact that you know that drop is a racist or that everybody that supported trump is a racist or or even going further that every single white person is races and i'm
which would include goldman sachs and others but if these goldman sachs suffer any losses at all remember they. so they could go to the government. and the government because goldman sachs employees. they would rubber stamp that and then to pay for the bailout they'd have to go into people's pensions. and they have to grab that money. money. welcome back and. increasingly uneasy with the u.s. led military campaign in that country civilian deaths and destruction a yielding few results in the fight against.
can you see the damaged house they dropped the mother of all bombs in that area we didn't get any benefit from the u.s. they target civilian houses but they don't target eyes or militants they say their operation is to finish high school but in fact they don't most of the time they didn't target their value with islamic state groups or active. when the u.s. and afghan commandos came here they first drop the mother of all bombs in the area in the last six months they only capture one kilometer area from islamic state militants we don't know what the problems were why they didn't advance if i had two helicopters with one hundred armed men i could clear this valley of enemies in a matter of hours but they didn't do it. meanwhile president trumper spent several hours at a meeting with his military and foreign policy meetings discussing the long awaited strategy date for the war in afghanistan he took to twitter to announce that
decisions have been made but didn't specify the white house statement didn't give any details either saying that they will be released at an appropriate time a washington correspondent shouting the reports. america's war in afghanistan has been ongoing for sixteen years and seen three different presidents come and go on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime in afghanistan i know that many of you have grown weary of this conflict. as you are well aware i do not support the idea of endless war given what's at stake in afghanistan i am firmly convinced that we should make this extra effort seventeen years or longer stores it's a very big decision for me took over a mess and we're going to. make it a lot less messy the results while even u.s. generals have a rather bleak outlook on the progress made or not understand it's my responsibility
we're not winning in afghanistan right now mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate at this point u.s. casualties in afghanistan are approaching the same numbers as the victims of the nine eleven attack the tragedy that triggered the u.s. campaign the taliban still controls a significant part of the country and is making efforts to expand its influence investing in afghan forces at this point doesn't seem justifiable so far little has been achieved a new strategy settled on so what is team trump doing about it we know what the strategy was for the last eight years don't lose it hasn't worked when can we expect it congress united states to get a strategy for afghanistan that is a departure from the last eight years which is don't lose well on friday the president has national security team were moving over the options and according to some reports trump has option a and b.
one boots on the ground preferred by military officials hoping a strategy to break this stalemate and is it going to require additional u.s. troops and do believe it will involve additional forces to do. sure there we can. make the advise and assist mission more more effective or move out of afghanistan altogether and let private contractors help local afghan forces either way the u.s. defense secretary has indicated a decision is imminent he will move us toward a decision as i said i think it was yesterday publicly we are going very close to a decision. just better than a very near future so for now we all just have to wait on the edge of our seats to see which way the american troops rollercoaster will roll this time up or down doesn't go r.t. washington d.c. . meanwhile in syria the syrian army is advancing in the embattled city of did is has been besieged by i saw it for three years and it's taken
a crippling toll to on the city and its people. this public park was one of the most beautiful parks in this neighborhood it was full of trees. the trees have gone and we know that here locals just outside the city to bury those killed by are still shelling. the terrorists have found those burying our dead in cemeteries and snipers are positioned along the road. it's not only this park others too are all bare and have been turned to decentralize. my friends used to play in the swings in the park but they were destroyed in the
shelling. but for the very first time research is in the us have created a synthetic d.n.a. strand which can be used to hack computers in coded malware into a small d.n.a. sequence they purchased on the internet and then when a computer was used to try and analyze the biological data the device was compromised. although the scientists behind the experiments say their breakthrough doesn't pose much of a security threat in that it was just about highlighting possible risks in the field of biohacking some experts believe otherwise they do warn that cyber criminals could for example alter crime scene d.n.a. d.n.a. evidence being held on computers or plant false information on a person's genetic profile last of this level it's the start of the slippery slope . it's just an interesting think the procedure at least logically it's not very
complicated but we should look at the big get out of date that they could hold each debt owed it's human life our identity issue but i do wish there was she thought more or less so we had to effectively end getting some kind of a post-human you need to get us where everything out of you know to most identity and be that if you do a far more than the fact that it was possible to break into a computer through a d.n.a. d.n.a. i mean she's dead over by then it doesn't mean by d.n.a. nothing more than just that a computer at a far more. and i think i can have a look at all the stories to what i website said dot com not to mention all social media and channel on but with no nice and hot.
ask the creative director of the world famous rock bands iconic album art how music can be used to fight the power plus we uncover the stories that fell between the cracks in this week's buried news all the civil coming up a days going underground but first leaders of the iraqi energy industry convene in london today to discuss all island gas strategy well we certainly know what u.s. president donald trump thinks of the fourth largest producer of oil to russia saudi arabia and the united states old expression to the victor belong the spoils you remember you always used to say keep the oil i wasn't a fan of iraq i don't want to go into iraq. but i will tell you when we were in we got out wrong and he said in addition to that keep the law now i said it for economic reasons but if you think about it mike if we kept the oil you probably wouldn't have isis because that's where they made their money in the first place so we should have kept the oil but ok.